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With that's making the headlines these days, this seemed like appropriate relief from coronavirus. I fell in love in college. She was a red 356 with leather seats and a sound like no other car I'd owned. But love can be costly, and I was a college more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
Saturday was one of those idyllic spring days when the early rising sun turns the dew to mist and the smell of what is blooming is rich in the air. The bay was inviting, the water reflecting the brightening sky. Ollie knew I would be taking the boat out more
It was my second visit to the Hoxsie branch of Citizens Bank since the governor tightened restrictions on gatherings reducing the number to five and closing state parks. With the exception of the vehicles belonging to employees, which were parked at the more
By ERIN O'BRIEN The blank movie theatre marquee, closed houses of worship, and an American flag at half staff were solemn reminders of these uncertain days, as I drove to buy groceries. An errand like this had become a special outing. When Governor Gina more
A glow lined the horizon. The moon was bright above. It was Easter morning. But this Easter would be different from others. My routine of bundling up to catch the sunrise service at Warwick Light, which wind, rain and cold never canceled, was not to be more
This looked like the perfect moment. The Citizens Bank parking lot at the Hoxsie branch was nearly empty, just two cars and one looked ready to pull out. I was about to do my first masked entry of a bank. I would have gone Thursday but the place was more
We could all use a laugh about now, so here are some offbeat observations and suggestions since we've settled into this new and totally weird norm where the governor informs us daily of new cases of coronavirus and, in case you've forgotten, that this is more
For being basically in a lockdown, it seemed ironic that I couldn't connect with Barbara Fleischer. I called her at her Maryland home Sunday morning, but nobody answered. She called me back on my cell, however, I was in the midst of moving furniture. She more
By STEVE FRIAS Our world has been brought to a standstill by something so tiny, it's invisible - a virus. COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China, possibly at an unsanitary market which sold wild animals like bats. This virus is between 10 and 35 times more more
My son, Jack, called from Hong Kong Friday night and gave me a picture of the "e;new norm"e; for a family living in a city of more than 7 million people doing their best to ward off COVID-19. For starters, he's not going anywhere. That's not like Jack. The more
By STEVE FRIAS As first reported by WPRI, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello ordered a performance audit of the R.I. Convention Center Authority. The timing of the audit coincided with personnel troubles for James Demers, a longtime friend of Mattiello, more
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